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Top 10 Music Headlines, presented by RTHK Radio 4, is now in its 26th year. Listeners around the world and professional critics have selected the Top 10 music headlines via internet, fax and postal. Selection is based on their influence on cultural and academic development in Hong Kong. Newsworthiness is a secondary consideration. Voting by the public accounted for 60%, and voting by the professionals accounted for 40% of the total.

Voting period: 25 December 2011 to 13 January 2012

Prizewinners and voting results have been announced on 20/1/2012 (Friday) at HKT 8pm, in the programme 2011 Top 10 Music Headlines Announcement and on 21/1/2012 (Saturday) at HKT 12pm, in Artbeat.

Here are the results of the 2011 Top 10 Music Headlines:
The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra presents the world’s first Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music.
The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra presents the world’s first Hong Kong International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music.(64.9%)
(Soundbyte: Tracy Huang, Head of Marketing and Development of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra)
 
The Home Affairs Bureau sets up the ‘Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme’ to sponsor small and medium sized arts groups. It aims to help 20 projects per year, with a budget of $30 millions.
The Home Affairs Bureau sets up the ‘Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme’ to sponsor small and medium sized arts groups. It aims to help 20 projects per year, with a budget of $30 millions.(62.6%)
(Soundbyte: Dr. Chung Shui Ming, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Arts Development)
 
Renowned music composer and arranger, Joseph Koo receives The Life Achievement Award at The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010.
Renowned music composer and arranger, Joseph Koo receives The Life Achievement Award at The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010.(59.9%)
(Soundbyte: Joseph Koo)
© HKCO
 
Alan Chan is the first Chinese to win first prize at the ArtEZ Jazz Composition Contest in the International Jazz Festival Enschede in the Netherlands.
Alan Chan is the first Chinese to win first prize at the ArtEZ Jazz Composition Contest in the International Jazz Festival Enschede in the Netherlands.(58.6%)
(Soundbyte: Alan Chan)
 
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in association with Opera Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the opera Dr Sun Yat-sen has its world premiere at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in association with Opera Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the opera Dr Sun Yat-sen has its world premiere at the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. (55.8%)
(Soundbyte: Flavia Ho, Manager [Marketing & Development] of Opera Hong Kong)
 
The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Hong Kong one week after the 311 earthquake, with two emotionally charged performances at the 39th Hong Kong Arts Festival.
The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Hong Kong one week after the 311 earthquake, with two emotionally charged performances at the 39th Hong Kong Arts Festival. (53.0%)
(Soundbyte: Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society)
 
Our Great Journey with Edo celebrates Edo de Waart’s eighth and final season as Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Our Great Journey with Edo celebrates Edo de Waart’s eighth and final season as Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. (52.7%)
(Soundbyte: Michael Macleod, Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra)
© Cheung Chi-wai
 
On its European tour, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra performs five concerts in 18 days, with more than 100 musicians and staff. It is the biggest event of its kind in the orchestra’s history.
On its European tour, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra performs five concerts in 18 days, with more than 100 musicians and staff. It is the biggest event of its kind in the orchestra’s history. (52.5%)
(Soundbyte: Tracy Huang, Head of Marketing and Development of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra)
 
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority decides to use Norman Foster’s City Park design, with elements from the other designs.
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority decides to use Norman Foster’s City Park design, with elements from the other designs.(52.3%)
(Soundbyte: Dr. Chan Man-wai, Executive Director, Project Delivery)
&copy WKCDA
 
28 gifted young pianists from around the world come to Hong Kong to take part in the 3rd Hong Kong International Piano Competition.
28 gifted young pianists from around the world come to Hong Kong to take part in the 3rd Hong Kong International Piano Competition.(51.5%)
(Soundbyte: Dr. Andrew Freris, Chairman of The Chopin Society)
 
Graham Sheffield resigns as Chief Executive of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority after 5 months.
Graham Sheffield resigns as Chief Executive of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority after 5 months.(50.8%)
(Soundbyte: Chow Fan-fu, Music Critic)
&copy WKCDA
 
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority appoints Michael Lynch as its Chief Executive.
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority appoints Michael Lynch as its Chief Executive.(50.4%)
(Soundbyte: Michael Lynch)
&copy WKCDA
 
The renowned violin educator, music critic and former professor of the Shanghai Music Conservatory, Tseng Yen-yih passes away at the age of 88.
The renowned violin educator, music critic and former professor of the Shanghai Music Conservatory, Tseng Yen-yih passes away at the age of 88.(47.4%)
(Soundbyte: Chow Fan-fu, Music Critic )
 
Wong Wai-yin comes first and is awarded the Best Performance for the two Chopin Etudes at the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition 2011.
Wong Wai-yin comes first and is awarded the Best Performance for the two Chopin Etudes at the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition 2011.(46.5%)
(Soundbyte: Wong Wai-yin)
 
2011 is the year of Mahler and Liszt. To commemorate these two composers, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a series of concerts and talks
2011 is the year of Mahler and Liszt. To commemorate these two composers, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a series of concerts and talks.(46.0%)
(Soundbyte: Nelson Lai, Manager of Cultural Presentation [Music] of LCSD)
 
The Hong Kong Arts Festival achieves a 95% of average attendance rate, with 54 local and overseas performing groups performing 228 programs.
The Hong Kong Arts Festival achieves a 95% of average attendance rate, with 54 local and overseas performing groups performing 228 programs.(44.8%)
(Soundbyte: Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society)
 
Leipzig Opera’s production of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner at the 39th Hong Kong Arts Festival enjoys a successful Asian Premiere.
Leipzig Opera’s production of Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner at the 39th Hong Kong Arts Festival enjoys a successful Asian Premiere.(40.8%)
(Soundbyte: Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society)
© Andreas Birkigt
 
Renowned pianist, Mary Wu receives the Award for Best Artist (Music) at The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010.
Renowned pianist, Mary Wu receives the Award for Best Artist (Music) at The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2010.(39.2%)
(Soundbyte: Mary Wu)
© Ringo Chan
 
Russian-born Igor Yuzefovich, who has appeared as Guest Concertmaster for six weeks, is officially appointed Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra from 1 January 2012.
Russian-born Igor Yuzefovich, who has appeared as Guest Concertmaster for six weeks, is officially appointed Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra from 1 January 2012.(36.7%)
(Soundbyte: Igor Yuzefovich)
© Cheung Chi-wai
 
Commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tang Lok-yin’s original chamber opera, ‘Tree Rhapsody’ is performed twice for the ‘New Stage Series’.
Commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tang Lok-yin’s original chamber opera, ‘Tree Rhapsody’ is performed twice for the ‘New Stage Series’.(26.4%)
(Soundbyte: Tang Lok-yin)
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